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Health Insurance Portability Act Information

Author: Sam O'Connor

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, typically known as HIPAA, require the anonymity of personal secured health information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights, enforces HIPAA policy and conditions.
Surprisingly, HIPAA ceases to allow an individual to take to court for infractions. Instead, people who believes a HIPAA violation has happened must produce a grievance with HHS, who then pursues an investigation. The protest must be posted within 180 days of when the person knew or believed to have known of the breach.
Documents regarding filing a violation can be found at HHS site.
Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C. recently settled to pay $100,000 to claims made by HHS same as to a HIPAA breach. A claim was issued alleging that the medical group posted patient schedules on an Internet page that was publicly accessible. The claim also requires the group submit a plan to fix the claim as well as show that all employees took required training. More information on Malpractice lawyers

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